India is rich in culture with colorful landscapes. India is a land of spiritualism, with many religious deities worshipped all across the land. India has many temples dedicated to the gods to practice devotion and offerings. Many of these temples are unexplainable and do not have scientific justification. From haunted tales to mythological creatures, there are many mysterious temples. Some of the temples are strange that have no logical explanation. So, here’s a list of 10temples in India that defies the laws of physics.
Bullet Baba Shrine, Jodhpur
Located in Pali district near Jodhpur, it has a deity in the form of a motorcycle, Om Bana. The bike had hit a big tree that was under police custody but was missing the next day. On searching, found at the spot of the accident. The village people considered the bike to be a holy spirit that took care of the village.
Jwala Ji temple, Himachal Pradesh
It is in the Himalayan town of Himachal Pradesh. This temple doesn’t have an image but a burning flame from the rocks. The mysterious thing is that there is no reservoir of natural gas to keep the flame burning. Few Scientists believe that there is a sleeping volcano under the Jwala Ji temple.
Tanot Mata Temple, Rajasthan
Tanot Mata temple is in Jaisalmer. During the Indo-Pak war of 1965, there were 3000 bombs targeted at it, but not even one exploded. Also, during the 1971 war, every enemy soldier who attacked the holy place died. It is a protected area and only 10 km from the border outpost.
Floating Stones of Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
This pilgrimage holds great importance to Hindu mythology, located in Tamil Nadu. A bridge of floating stones built during the Ramayan period. A set of floating rocks with the name of Lord Rama inscribed on it. The construction of the bridge has no explanation of how someone can build such a structure.
Jagganath Temple, Odisha
It is another pilgrimage site for Hindus in puri, Odisha. One of the four major pilgrimage temples in Indian to meet moksha. A flag on top of the temple always floats in the opposite direction of the wind defying logic. People believe there to be some mysterious force behind it that is unexplainable.
Krishna’s butterball, Tamil Nadu
It is a UNESCO heritage site, with a gigantic granite boulder resting on an inclined platform. The boulder rest in an awkward position. It is in the coastal town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. According to the myths, Lord Krishna liked butter very much. The rock resembles a butterball that led to the namesake of the boulder.
Konark sun temple, Odisha
Sun temple, Constructed in 1225 CE located in Konark. The structure of the temple is in a way that the first rays of the sun falling on the coast would pass through one of the mandirs ( temples ). The sun reflects at the center of the idol for a couple of minutes in the early morning.
Brihadeeswara Temple, Tamil Nadu
It is a round apex structure carved from a single granite. An 80-ton rock sits atop the temple tower. The mysterious part is that it is impossible for workers 1000 years ago to lift an 80-ton structure this high without any cranes or a machine to lift.
Veerabhadra Temple, Andra Pradesh
The temple has around 70 pillars supporting the roof, but one corner pillar in the hall does not rest on the ground. A British tried to uncover the secret of the hanging pillar. He managed to make a corner of the pillar touch the ground, but this made the ceiling to misalign and distorted the painting.
Padmanabhaswamy temple, Kerala
There is no exact date of origin of this temple, located in Thiruvananthapuram. There are eight vaults in there and a seal in one of the chambers with an enormous iron door. Locals believe that the door can only open by a mystic chant.
Kailasa Temple, Maharastra
Kailasa is in the caves of Ellora, a megalith – carved of a single rock. At least 40,000 tons of rock had to move from the site for the structure. It is a mystery how the worker’s thousands of years ago, using the chisel, and hammer managed to carve out the temple.